Happy Holidays! I wish all of you a joyous (and
restful) holiday season, and I look forward to seeing
you next month.
Spring 2007 Initial Reading Assignments and Course
Materials. A list of initial reading assignments
for Spring 2007 courses will be posted on the Student
Portal page (click on the Spring '06 link) no later
than Thursday, December 21. Assignments not received
by December 21 will be posted as we receive them.
You may ask the Bookstore to hold your Spring course
books for you when they arrive, or for an extra fee
you may request that the books be mailed to you over
the holiday break. If you would like to take advantage
of either of these options, stop by the bookstore before
you leave, or call the bookstore at 312/906-5605. In
addition, you may order your course books over the web
by clicking on the Bookstore link on the Student
Spring 2007 Registration. The initial registration
period is now over. If you have not already done so,
please log back into the online registration system
(available through the Spring
2007 Term Page) to see what classes you were admitted
into. You may make adjustments to your schedule through
the end of the second week of the Spring semester.
Please note the following schedule change:
*Legal Writing 4: Environmental Law (Prof. Sanders,
432-055) has been moved from Tuesday nights to Thursday
nights, 6:00-8:50 pm.
The following Spring courses have been canceled due
to inadequate enrollment:
*International Commercial Litigation (235-001)
*Civil RICO (279-051 and 641-051)
*State Constitutional Law (609-081)
A revised Spring schedule, with course and exam grids,
is available through the Spring
2007 Term Page. Print copies are also available
outside the third floor cafeteria.
Fall 2006 Final Exams.
•Exam Emergencies. If an emergency occurs
that may prevent you from taking a final exam, you or
someone on your behalf should call me (312/906-5282)
or Mindi Mysliwiec (312/906-5005) as soon as possible.
If you cannot reach either of us, call the Registrar's
office (312/906-5080). Do not contact your professor
about any problem connected with your exam, as this
may compromise your anonymity. Please read
VII of the Student Handbook, which contains the
rules governing exams, exam conflicts, make-up exams,
missed exams, and related issues; and review Article
II of the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.
•Consulting Laptops During Exams. Unless
your professor specifically authorizes it, you may not
consult materials (notes, outlines, etc.) stored on
your laptop computer during an open book or limited
open book exam; you are limited to consulting print
materials authorized by your professor. Please note:
This is separate from the issue of whether you may write
your exam on your own laptop. The limitation described
above applies whether you are writing your exam by hand
or on a lab or laptop computer.
•Cell Phones During Exams. You are not
permitted to use a cell phone during any exam, including
during any restroom breaks. If you have a cell phone
with you during an exam, it must be turned off and stored
out of sight.
•Access to Computer Labs During Exams.
Because we use the computer labs during many of the
exam slots during exam period, access for other purposes
(e.g., printing out papers or exam outlines) is limited.
Please keep in mind that there is a printer in the 5th
Floor Student Lounge that you can use if the labs are
all in use.
Misuse of Library Materials. I received a report
from the Library recently that a reserve Constitutional
Law treatise was found hidden in the Law Review stacks
on the 7th floor, with the reserve label removed from
the spine. A student had requested the treatise the
previous day, but none of the three copies of the treatise
could be located. Please keep in mind that any misuse
of library materials (including stealing, hiding, or
defacing such materials) is an offense under the Code
Joke of the Week. "Life is a near-death
experience." (George Carlin)
Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Soybeans,"
by Thomas Alan Orr.